Local News

  • Sommer benefit set for April 12

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Urban Sommer will hold a benefit in his honor Saturday, April 12 at the Indiana Realty and Auction Co. in Tell City.

    In January, Sommer was diagnosed with stage four, metastasized ocular melanoma of the liver. There is no cover charge for this event.

  • Prosecutor’s office announces drug awareness poster contest

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is sponsoring a Drug Awareness Poster Contest open to all Perry County students in grades K – 7.

    First, second and third place winners will be chosen from each grade level group – K-2, 3-5 and 6-7. There will be one grand-prize winner chosen from all entries.

    The grand-prize winner’s poster will then be displayed on a billboard in Tell City during the month of August.  

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre needs 500 signatures for specialty plate by today

    LINCOLN CITY – As Indiana prepares for its bicentennial celebration in 2016, the 200th anniversary of another significant milestone in Indiana history will also be recognized.

    2016 will mark 200 years since the arrival of Abraham Lincoln and his family in what is now Spencer County and the start of the Lincoln’s 14-year stay in Indiana.

  • Beard Cemetery seeks trustees

    BRISTOW – Beard Cemetery in Bristow invites anyone interested in becoming a trustee to send their name and age to Beard Cemetery Trustee, 22998 Blue Ridge Road, Bristow, IN 47515. Trustee candidates must be 25 or older, have a relative buried in the Beard Cemetery and reply by April 15.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 – Our sympathy to the family of Garnet Hammack, who passed away March 18. We knew Garnet for many years and always found her to be very pleasant. She loved to have fun, whether with family or friends. May she rest in peace.

  • Stepping Stones to host fun 2-mile run-walk

    LEOPOLD – Small Steps to Wellness, a new fun run-walk hosted by Stepping Stones Preschool, will be held Saturday, April 26.

    Organizers say they plan to make this an annual event that will directly benefit youth and their families in rural Perry County and invite the community to participate in this family-friendly event.

    Runners and walkers are welcome. All money raised will support the Small Steps to Wellness program with a portion being donated to the Perry Central High School baseball team.

  • 4-H to serve dinner, auction donated items April 5 at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – 4-H has a long, rich history in Perry County. For the past 100 years, 4-H youth have been learning life skills. In its beginning, 4-H’ers learned basic techniques of everyday life. Sewing, gardening, canning and all aspects of farm life were the main projects offered. Today, those basic life skills are still taught, but the projects offered are much broader.

    Members can now also choose projects such as aerospace, crafts, scrapbooking, genealogy and photography. Currently, Perry County 4-H has 314 members working on 1,138 projects.

  • Twilight Towers residents mark March birthdays, prepare for April dinner

    TELL CITY – The March meeting of the Twilight Towers Tenant Council was held March 19 with Joyce Richardt presiding.

    Celebrating March birthdays are Sue Bullock, Vivien DuPont, Mary Dickman, Bryant Bolin, Ed Harpenau, Harold Hess, Elsie Flamion, Herb Hawker, Louise Hay, Debbie Howell, Dan Miller and Denny Stephens.

    During the meeting, Jesse Myers gave a presentation on the benefits of membership with Air Evac, a medical helicopter ambulance service covering Perry and surrounding counties.

  • Young professionals group plan pair of meetings

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Young Professionals will host two informational meetings in April to share their mission and recruit members.

    Informational meetings are scheduled for:
    • Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Post restaurant on Main Street.
    • Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 pm. at Marcy’s restaurant in Leopold.

    For more information, contact Chris Cail at 619-6128 or Andy Hollinden at (317) 372-2762 or hollinden @gmail.com.

  • As spring nears, one man wants to keep bees safe


    PERRY COUNTY – Each year, Perry Countians are surprised and sometimes alarmed to find thousands of honeybees clumped in balls in trees, around clothesline poles and under carports. Homeowners often don’t know what to do. Most leave the insects alone but sometimes entire broods of bees are killed.

    A local man with years of experience caring for bees doesn’t want that to happen this spring and is offering to remove bees needing new homes.